The Lower Eastside Girls Club was founded in 1996 by neighborhood mothers, artists, community activists, and entrepreneurs. To combat the lack of resources and services available to young girls and women in the area, LESGC started operating in order to provide these girls with the tools to radically transform their worlds.
Starting as a volunteer-based small community, the Girls Club now serves over 1000 members each year in a 35,000 square foot facility, providing over 50 educational, diverse courses to girls and young women ages 10-23. Serving mostly girls of color from lower-income households, the Girls Club aids its members in overcoming systematic and societal barriers.
In essence, the Lower Eastside Girls Club is dedicated to “raise the next generation of environmental, entrepreneurial and ethical leaders.” Joy, Power, and Possibility are the main tenants of our mission.
As a junior board member of the Angel Alliance, I seek to raise awareness for this organization which promotes education, equality, health, wellness, community, and love. It takes a village, and the Lower Eastside Girls Club serves to be an impactful, powerful village fiercely determined to create a better tomorrow.